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Banzhaf, Leader in Genetic and Evolutionary Computation, Joins MSU

Wolfgang Banzhaf

Michigan State University has hired the first endowed chair in genetic programming in the United States. Wolfgang Banzhaf, most recently with Memorial University of Newfoundland, will be the first…

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Sean Liddick

Stellar Events May Reveal How Heavy Elements Were Formed

Monday, September 26, 2016

To determine how the universe’s heavy elements – gold, silver and many others – came about, a team of international researchers is studying both the largest and smallest…

two men and a woman

Web App Facilitates Better Online Conversations

Monday, September 26, 2016

A team of researchers from Michigan State University’s College of Arts and Letters has released a new web application aimed at keeping online conversations on track. The Faciloscope…

Got Kidney Stones? Ride a Roller Coaster

Monday, September 26, 2016

A Michigan State University urologist has discovered that riding a roller coaster helps patients pass kidney stones with nearly a 70 percent success rate. David Wartinger, a professor…

William Chopik

Happy Spouse, Healthy You

Monday, September 26, 2016

A happy spouse may actually make you healthier, according to a large new study led by a Michigan State University scholar. Analyzing 1,981 married couples in the Health…


Astronomers Pinpoint How Milky Way Galaxy Was Formed

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Using colors to identify the approximate ages of more than 130,000 stars in the Milky Way’s halo, astronomers have produced the clearest picture yet of how our galaxy…

Children’s Fingerprints Could Track Medical Histories, Save Lives

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Every day 353,000 children are born around the world, a majority of them in developing countries where there is a lack of proper record keeping, resulting in a…